setting up admin and limited user accounts

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rapidfirerob

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I would like to set up a Windows 2000 machine with both an administrator and a limited user account, with different passwords for each. Thanks for the help.
 

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Being at an XP Home machine, I'm working off memory and my old notes more than anything else...

May God have mercy on us all... :p

Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management, and select "Local Users and Groups" on the left. Double-click on Users, then right-click and select "New User". Follow the prompts through. This will create a standard user account.

To create an Administrator account, follow the above steps, then after you are done, double-click on the user you create to open it's properties. Click on the "Member Of" tab and click "Add...". Select the Administrators group, and click "Add" and OK.

Let me know whether it works, or whether I need a memory upgrade... :rolleyes:
 

rapidfirerob

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Will this allow me to create separate passwords for the two accounts? I'll try this out when I have time. Thanks.
 
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rapid- as far as I know that any account you create since Win NT came out will allow for seperate passwords.
 

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Yeah, the passwords can be different for each account. This is especially good in the case of the Administrator account, since you don't want just anybody knowing it.
 
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